Hi dear friends! Thank you so much for your amazing and sweet comments for the ‘Fantasy Forest’ quilt! I have been so happy when reading your messages and wishes and mostly that you followed that quilt process! After busy summer and spending every free moment ‘in forest’, it’s time for new plans and ideas …
Something simple, easy to every one, using charm pack … that’s what I had in my mind when starting …
I was looking for a charm pack with happy, sunny fabrics and found these from ‘imaginefabric’ in etsy. These fabrics are ‘Summersault’ (Erin Mc Morris) and this great bundle had two pieces of each print. First I put them in order to choose those I would like to show 5″x5″ and those I could cut smaller. Some pieces I put aside in case I don’t need them to use for on other project. Up you see the first testing pieces.
I shall use these three shapes and cutting is most easy. I just cut the charm square 5″x5″ in half…
The diagonal cutting is 1,5″ form the corners like this …
Every print piece is paired with white piece. This time I made even illustration for my plan. I tried few options and ended up with this because this is the most easy and there is now waste of fabric. I like the look also – for me these blocks look like children’s bricks. Every row has 8 squares or 8 half squares. Diagonal pieces are 9 (instead of the 8 in the drawing) because of the seams.
This is quick quilt to make. Most ‘difficult’ part is to choose in which order to put the fabrics.
To put these ‘triangles’ in order, I separated all these pieces in 4 piles. Every pile has the same or similar fabrcis and colours. Then I tried to put them in order where same fabrics doesn’t meet – even it’s not the most important because these ‘triangle’ rows won’t be next to each others. There is always between one row with squares and one row with half squares.
Squares and half squares match in point because there is no seam in the middle. ‘Triangles’ are smaller because they have the seam. I did this on purpose, because it brakes the order. This is also easier for the beginner because now there is only two rows to make the seams match and then the third row doesn’t need to match in point.
In the middle there are two rows with half squares and there the ‘triangles’ turn their direction. Those pieces with big flowers remind me so much Marimekko!
So this is the w.i.p (work in process) at the moment. This week is super busy and I aparted my sewing machine for a while – I sent it for cleaning/service. My very helpful and supportive hb took it to town today and I hope my machine returns home very soon! Next weekend I’m planning to finish this quilt top and maybe even start the quilting.
As you see this is simple, easy and quick quilt – fun to show beautiful fabrics! If you are beginner or haven’t started quilting yet, I have good news to you. I’m thinking to make a pattern for this. Pattern that shows to you from the beginning till the finishing how to make this quilt.
Today I reseved some beautiful fabrics and they are just perfect for the next project I have already in my mind. If it works like I have planned, it’s not so simple like this one – fun and colourful of course, squares and triangles … something from the nature … who knows yet what else.
I’m linking at my favourite Tuesday and Thursday linky parties! All the buttons are on my sidelist so you can easily go to see lots of fantastic quilts and other projects!
Now I wish you wonderful time and I hope you have lovely weather! Here it is still +30 C! Fan is blowing day and night – fortunately at night it starts to be cooler!
Hope to see you soon!